Grand Challenges in Environmental Sciences
View larger
  • Status: Final Book
  • Downloads: 1,411
Purchase Options
Purchase Options MyNAP members save 10% online. Login or Register
Overview

Authors

Description

Scientists have long sought to unravel the fundamental mysteries of the land, life, water, and air that surround us. But as the consequences of humanity s impact on the planet become increasingly evident, governments are realizing the critical importance of understanding these environmental systems and investing billions of dollars in research to do so. To identify high-priority environmental science projects, Grand Challenges in Environmental Sciences explores the most important areas of research for the next generation. The book s goal is not to list the world s biggest environmental problems. Rather it is to determine areas of opportunity that with a concerted investment could yield significant new findings. Nominations for environmental science s grand challenges were solicited from thousands of scientists worldwide.

Based on their responses, eight major areas of focus were identified areas that offer the potential for a major scientific breakthrough of practical importance to humankind, and that are feasible if given major new funding. The book further pinpoints four areas for immediate action and investment.

Topics

  • Environment and Environmental Studies — Pollutants and Toxics
  • Environment and Environmental Studies — Climate Change
  • Environment and Environmental Studies — Environmental Health and Safety

Publication Info

106 pages | 6 x 9
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-07254-0
Contents
Related Resources
Research Tools

Suggested Citation

National Research Council. Grand Challenges in Environmental Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2001.

Import this citation to:

Copyright Information

The National Academies Press (NAP) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Rightslink, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Rightslink allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Rightslink you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form. The following list describes license reuses offered by the National Academies Press (NAP) through Rightslink:

  • Republish text, tables, figures, or images in print
  • Post on a secure Intranet/Extranet website
  • Use in a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Distribute via CD-ROM
  • Photocopy

Click here to obtain permission for the above reuses. If you have questions or comments concerning the Rightslink service, please contact:

Rightslink Customer Care
Tel (toll free): 877/622-5543
Tel: 978/777-9929
E-mail: customercare@copyright.com
Web: http://www.rightslink.com

To request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-624-6242 for pricing.

To request permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, please click here to view more information.

Related Books more